Easter Egg Hunt, March 2018

The children took part in the annual Doddi Easter Egg Hunt which, this year, was held in the dry!  The children looked high and low around the classrooms and hall to discover the hiding place of their special bag of Easter goodies.  Here they all are afterwards, delighted to have found their treasure!

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Thu, 29/03/2018 (All day)

Fairtrade Presentation and Tea Party, March 2018

The Key Stage 2 children gave a special presentation to Acorn Class and the parents all about Fairtrade.  The oldest children showed their powerpoint explaining what Fairtrade is, how it helps poorer farmers around the world and how the Fairtrade premium is used.  The Year 3s then showed everyone how tea is picked and transported to the factory and the Year 4s followed this with a play they themselves had written about how the tea is processed and how important it is that everyone buys Fairtrade goods. 

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Wed, 28/03/2018 (All day)

Easter Assembly, March 2018

Reverend Mayer came into school to give his very last assembly in our school before he retires and moves to the New Forest.  He told us the Easter story using lots of different props to help tell each section and we sang some special Easter songs to celebrate this special festival.  We then said a huge thank you to Reverend Mayer and gave him a card packed full of our good wishes.

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Wed, 28/03/2018 (All day)

Grow your own Potatoes, March 2018

We have been so busy in Oak Class over the last few weeks, that we have not had the chance to plant our potatoes out.  Two very kind volunteers came into school early today to make sure that the seven potatoes were comfortably rehoused in their special polythene bags before the Easter holidays to give them the opportunity to get some growing done!  We shall be checking up on them regularly in the hope of a good crop later in the year.

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Tue, 27/03/2018 (All day)

Awful Auntie, March 2018

We have had a great time really getting to know the David Walliams' story, 'Awful Auntie', in lots of different ways.  Firstly, we took part in a special workshop where we did some acting around the characters in the story and then made puppets of these characters.  Then, we had a very exciting trip to the Northcott Theatre in Exeter to watch a production of the story.  It was fabulous!  Many thanks to the Art Show for providing the funds for these two events.

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Sun, 18/03/2018 (All day)

Fairtrade Conference, February 2018

We were invited to attend the Fairtrade Conference at Chudleigh School this week.  We joined pupils from other schools such as Dunsford, Teign and Chudleigh itself.  We met Victor and Esther, tea farmers from Kenya, who told us all about tea-growing, tea-picking and tea-processing in their country.  We also got to taste some tea and some special tea-cake.  We then learnt about how Fairtrade helps farmers in poorer countries in the world and started making plans for a Fairtrade assembly back at Doddi School.

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Wed, 28/02/2018 (All day)

Goodbye Mr Arnold, February 2018

Today, we sadly said goodbye to Mr Arnold who has been head here at Doddi for the last year and a half.  We held a surprise tea party for him in the school hall with lots of cake, the singing of a goodbye song and the recitation of a special poem written by the Key Stage 2 children.  We also gave him presents and cards, and wished him lots of luck for the future. 

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Fri, 09/02/2018 (All day)

Gym Victory! February 2018

Our fantastic gymnastics team of Alice, Milly, Samuel, Maya, Violet and Tom took part in a gymnastics competition held at Hennock School against Hennock, Chudleigh Knighton and Bearnes Schools.  They performed superbly and came first.  Well done team!

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Fri, 02/02/2018 (All day)

Class names chosen! February 2018

As we will be moving to two classes after half-term, we decided that it would be a great idea to have names for the new classes.  Today, we held a democratic vote to choose our favourite pair of names from a short list of 6.  It was a very close result with the winners being Acorn Class (for Key Stage 1) and Oak Class (for Key Stage 2). 

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Fri, 02/02/2018 (All day)

Dance Club, January 2018

Our new dance club, run by Mia, began this week.  Nearly half the school’s pupils took part, learning different ways of moving around the space and finally putting together a short routine.  It was very energetic and lots of fun.

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Wed, 31/01/2018 (All day)
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